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The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, formerly US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, is hosting its fifteenth annual national conference in Arlington, Virginia, “Which Side Are You On? Taking a Stand for Palestinian Rights.” The conference gives attendees an opportunity to gather and strategize about strengthening the struggle for freedom, justice, and equality in Palestine.
The San Francisco Public Library will host “Home Away from Home: Little Palestine by the Bay” an exhibit by Palestinian photographer Najib Joe Hakim.
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) held a Palestine Panel on June 14 in Washington, D.C. as part of its 35th Anniversary National Convention. The panel, titled “Non-Violent Tactics to End the Israeli Occupation and Protect Palestinian Human Rights” comes at the heel of the Congressional briefings that took place in D.C. on treatment of detained Palestinian children by the Israeli military.
The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund’s (PCRF) Chicago chapter raised over $200,000 during its 8th annual fundraising dinner in Rosemont, IL.
The Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary recently held a conference titled “Racialized States and Popular Resistance: From Chicago to Jerusalem.” The three day conference was organized in response to “the increased and continued use of militarized force against civilian Black populations in the United States and against Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territories.”
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is raising money for Palestinian children by hosting a Gaza 5k in multiple cities across the U.S.
American Muslims for Palestine’s (AMP) annual I Am Al Quds fundraiser brought together Muslims from all over the Chicagoland area in a night of cultural revival and celebration at the Belvedere Chateau in Palos Hills, Illinois.
Bassem Eid, an unpopular Palestinian figure among Palestine activists, intended to speak at three universities in the Chicagoland area last week, but cut his plans short when Palestinian members and their allies grilled him on his criticism of Palestine.
The Chicago Palestine Film Festival held a fundraiser at Masada restaurant in the city’s Logan Square neighborhood on Feb. 12. The event was sold out and was a “huge success” because it attracted newcomers, according to Jameeleh Shelo, Executive Director of the festival.
Al-Awda, the Palestinian Right to Return Coalition and Act Now to Stop War and End Racism Coalition (A.N.S.W.E.R.) are teaming up to hold a national march to support Palestine and protest the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in Washington D.C. on March 20.
Palestinian singer Mohammed Assaf will perform in seven major U.S. cities during the Peace Cures Benefit Tour beginning next month.
Wednesday evening, Students for Justice in Palestine at Columbia College Chicago hosted an event to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the assault on Gaza.
Academics Noor Ali and Jennifer Moghanem led a panel, “Palestine and Palestinians: A Discussion on Solidarity and Identity in Diaspora,” at the American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) Conference: “Reclaiming Our Narrative.”
Dr. Ahmad Al-Tibi began the session, “Palestinian Citizens of Israel: Dialectic of Identity and Citizenship” by discussing how standing in solidarity with the Syrian people and people all over the world is a must because every person has the right to be free.
“Reclaiming Our Narrative: Unveiling Zionism and understanding Palestinian History” highlighted the various ways in which the Palestinian narrative has been described in the past century.
During the session, “Palestinian Rights, International Law, and Zionist Claims,” discussed the ways in which international law can be used to counter claims against the Palestinians right to their land.
Activists and journalists Rania Khalek and Max Geller led a workshop on the ways that activists have faced false accusations of anti-semitism because of their Palestine solidarity activism.